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mamya

17th November 2012, 12:44
Help to fully parse

6d Fissiparous tendency of wayward miss holding on to letters page [9]

Splittism

Presuming I am correct in the fact it fits the definition 'fissiparous tendency'

Obviously anagram of 'miss' and maybe LP (letters page) then a brick wall, any guidance appreciated.
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ab

17th November 2012, 12:48
Litt (D Litt - doctor of letters) + P page + miss?
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greedy kite

17th November 2012, 12:50
Hi, Mamya!
I presume A. means p=page + litt=abb. for letters as in the Latin-based title B. Litt. etc.
The word itself is hairy though -- at least I'd never heard of it, but it's in "The Bible" (Ch.)!
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mamya

17th November 2012, 12:52
Thanks so much.
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the worm

17th November 2012, 23:03
Have done all except 1 down and 1 across - Guardian of scouts at sea --s-o- and portmanteau that's taken on 18 down visit with queen and lieutenant missing --u-n-l (18 down is French). Have I got something wrong?
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greedy kite

17th November 2012, 23:10
You're on the right track with both: you need a Latin word for guardian (anagram of scouts), and tghe other one is a word formed by merging two others meaning s'thing connecting Britain with the Continent!
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mamya

17th November 2012, 23:10
Custos - anagram

Chunnel - portmanteau word
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mamya

17th November 2012, 23:11

mamya

17th November 2012, 23:12
Channel Tunnel minus (Queen) Anne and LT
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mamya

17th November 2012, 23:13
apologies theworm, did not mean to give game away, thought you wanted answers and a parse - mea culpa
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